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New Data Protection Rights Coming Soon to Saudi Arabia – Just Not as Soon as Expected

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“Saudi Arabia” or the “Kingdom”) has enacted the Personal Data Protection Law (“PDPL”), the country’s first comprehensive data protection law. The PDPL was scheduled to become effective on March 23, 2022 but full implementation was recently delayed until March 17, 2023, a positive development for…

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China Passes Extensive Regulations Governing Artificial Intelligence Algorithms

The Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC), China’s data protection and cybersecurity watchdog, recently passed the final text of the Internet Information Service Algorithm Recommendation Management Regulations, an extensive set of rules – one of the most fully developed artificial intelligence (AI) regulations in the world – designed to govern the…

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Biometrics Regulations: Navigating US Biometric Laws

The United States is in need of comprehensive federal data privacy legislation, which may finally be gaining traction. In late 2019, two competing federal privacy proposals were drafted. Senate Bill 2968 (the “Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act”), was introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), among others.  And the “United States…

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China Publishes Draft Guidelines on Security Review Requirements for Data Exports

China’s new framework for regulating data transfers is beginning to take shape. On October 29, 2021, China’s cybersecurity regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), published draft guidelines outlining when and how data controllers must undergo a security assessment before transferring data out of China pursuant to the country’s recently-issued…

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There's a New Regulator in Town: China Passes an Omnibus Data Privacy Law

On August 20, the People’s Republic of China became the latest global economic powerhouse to pass an omnibus privacy law. Titled the Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”), the law was adopted by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, China’s top legislative body, and is slated to take effect on…

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Biden Executive Order Likely to Push Private Sector Forward on Cybersecurity

On May 12, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. The order comes on the heels of a number of recent widely reported cybersecurity crises, including the Solar Winds and Microsoft Exchange compromises, that brought renewed attention to the glaring gaps in supply chain security. By wading into the issue of software…

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Recent Decisions In Illinois Limit BIPA’s Reach, But California Begs To Differ

The recent flurry of Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) activity in California and elsewhere has called into question the effectiveness of an increasingly common defense to BIPA litigation in Illinois: that federal courts in Illinois do not have personal jurisdiction over companies headquartered and incorporated in other states, and conducting…

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New York Proposes Consent For Collection Of Biometric Data, Backed By Private Right Of Action

New York State Legislature Proposes Biometric Privacy Act On January 6, 2021, the New York state legislature proposed the Biometric Privacy Act (AB 27) to regulate the collection of biometric information by companies doing business in the state. The bill is currently in committee, and if enacted, New York would…

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